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  Mini#31 Best of 2015
Entry 16 of 36
delicate arch       ©2016 elliott
Panasonic DMC-FT5       16th place, 56 points
1/639s, f3.3, ISO 100, 28mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: stitched from two, adjust contrast and saturation, resize       Extra Info: in arches national park, utah. you've probably seen this arch many times. most often shot around sunset for the more red tones. this was morning and gave a different feel with long shadows and humans.
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Jan 11, 2016
    I'm glad you took a different photo here. I like the change and the people included.

Jan 11, 2016
    Always nice to get a different take on a popular subject. I take it you have to get up early to catch this.

Jan 11, 2016
    It's amazing how some parts resisted erosion for so much longer than normal. What a fabulous location but there are too many people for my liking drawing my eyes away from the great scenery. I'd have been tempted to try and clone out everybody on the left except for the chap in blue. The people on the right aren't too much of a distraction and they give a good idea of scale. GL.

Anthony Comyn
Jan 11, 2016
    Well stitched, and well captured.

Jan 10, 2016
    It's an amazing landscape, and the figures give us an understanding of its immensity. The colours are beautiful.

Jan 9, 2016
    I was here last year too. Incredible place. My thoughts: As the subject, the arch should occupy a larger area of the image. With the light at this angle a closer and lower shooting angle you could silhouette the arch against the sky which would make it standout more. A less centered composition.

Jan 9, 2016
    and also no "cowboys"
the arch however appears lost in the background

Jan 9, 2016
    It is good to have people in the pic, to compare size of boulders, I have been there, it is beautiful. You get my vote

Jan 8, 2016
    i was back and forth a bit with the people in the photo also. but it is one of the more visited arches in the park, and not the easiest (not hard, but fairly strenuous) to hike up to this point. so most people are well pleased when they get up here. i do have others with no one in view, but feel like they belong in this one. may post some in outtakes for comparison.

thanks for the comments. cheers!!
Edited on Jan 10, 2016

Jan 8, 2016
    The clarity of this image is amazing. Beautiful landscape, but the number of tourist milling around seem to degrade the serenity and naturalness. Don't know if there is anything you could have done about this (maybe get there at sunrise or sunset?), or focused on a smaller part of the geography to get rid of any extraneous humans in the picture. Perhaps it's unfair to judge what may be out of your control, but having so many people in your beautiful landscape was a distraction, at least for me. In spite of that, I will still give it high marks.
Edited on Jan 8, 2016

Jade O.
Jan 8, 2016
    I'm back and forth with the figures in the image but decided it is better with them in. I haven't seen this arch before so this is a treat.
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